Hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to northern Uganda following violence in South Sudan. Uganda is currently the largest refugee hosting country in Africa.

We are working to provide medical care, mother and child health services, and water and sanitation activities for South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Uganda.

Although the number of new cases per year has been declining, seven per cent of the population (about 1.5 million people) is HIV positive.

We offer point-of-care viral load testing in Arua regional hospital, which facilitates rapid detection and early treatment, leading to an improved outcomes for patients.

In Kasese, we run a clinic providing basic and comprehensive healthcare to adolescents, including sexual and reproductive health services, and HIV and tuberculosis (TB) prevention, screening and treatment.

In 2020, MSF teams responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including with health promotion messages in communities.

In 2019

MSF teams confront an Ebola epidemic in Bundibugyo and Kikyo

Project Update 7 Dec 2007

MSF responds to meningitis epidemic in the West Nile region of northern Uganda

Project Update 14 Feb 2007

Security improves but fears remain - MSF maintains health care for displaced in Pader District, Uganda

Project Update 20 Jun 2006

Two decades of conflict take toll on northern Uganda

Project Update 30 Mar 2006

Beyond the Headlines: Top ten list of under-reported stories in 2005

Press Release 12 Jan 2006

Reconstructive surgery helps restore vital functions for mutilation victims

Press Release 12 Dec 2005